It’s Sunday night, so it has officially been a full week since I started the Beach Body 21 Day Fix program. Overall, I feel healthier but I’m not sure if that’s just because I’m making a conscious effort to treat my body much better or if I am legitimately already experiencing physical changes. I can tell you one thing for sure, I put on one of my favorite t-shirts on Saturday and felt like there was a bit more wiggle room in there. If nothing else, I’ve lost some water weight and an inch.
Okay, so I just decided to go weigh myself and I’ve lost 4.9 pounds!!! I should weigh myself again in the morning because I’m wearing all of my clothes and because it’s the evening. When I weighed in the first time it was the morning. If this is correct, I’m going to lose my mind!
On a scale from 1-10 in terms of difficulty, my first week would rate at a solid 5. It was pretty easy to eat “the good stuff” instead of the “the bad stuff.” The 21 Day Fix program is basically a clean eating program that Beach Body helps you follow. You also do a workout every day. I’m not about to start this blog off by lying. I skipped my weekend workouts. I know, I know. I’m only sabotaging myself but I have a really good excuse (notice that I didn’t say reason). This next sentence might be a little TMI so feel free to skip it and go to the next paragraph. Last chance! Okay. So I ended up having a little visitor surprise me on Friday. Ladies, you know this visitor. She’s an aunt of yours and she usually makes you feel like shit. Yes. I started my first period in over a year…at least. I attribute this to the exercise. And even though it has made me crampy, emotional, and send my cravings through the roof, I didn’t give in.
On Friday night, I ended up getting kidnapped by a few girlfriends and taken to the casino for bingo and slots. As always, it was a ton of fun but I got nervous on the ride over. They have THE BEST cheese fries, chicken strips, and popcorn there. Not to mention unlimited refills on your beverage of choice. My friends ordered chicken strips and fries, a burger and chili cheese fries, and an Indian taco with potato wedges and cheese sauce for dinner. One of my friends brought a box full of delicious donuts that sat next to me all night since I had more elbow room. You know what I ordered? An effing chicken salad! Was it delicious? Of course it was. Was I regretful that I didn’t splurge? No. Did I want to lick everything at our table? Absolutely!
“Oh, Aubrey, just take one bite, it won’t kill your diet. Having one won’t kill you. You’ve done so well all week, just treat yourself. You’ve earned this. You can have a little bit and then stay focused the rest of the time.”
You know who said that to me? ME! If you ever worry that you’re the only one to self-sabotage out there, here I am flailing my arms saying that’s not true. Imagine if you had a friend sitting right next to you saying all those things. They wouldn’t be a very good friend, would they? You’d want to cut that person out of your life since they clearly didn’t have your best interest at heart, wouldn’t you? Well, that’s what I’m trying to do. That “friend” is my inner fat girl and she’s begging for me to recognize how hard this is. She’s begging for me to fail…again. Sorry, sister, but you’re becoming a distant friend.
Included are a few of my favorite meals from the week. You’ll see the Shakeology shakes I have for breakfast that taste like dessert. No, seriously! The Greek yogurt and raspberries was a little too tart for my liking. The quinoa and chicken was quite tasty. I added dried cherries to the quinoa and it about changed my life. The stir fry – hands down, the best meal of the week! Flank steak, red and yellow peppers, carrots, brown rice, and red pepper flakes. So. Damn. Tasty! Finally, new yoga pants and leggings because Lane Bryant was having a killer sale and who wants to work out in plain clothes?
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